Classified advert from Belgium battlefield tours, from Diary of W. J. Powell
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|Title||Classified advert from Belgium battlefield tours, from Diary of W. J. Powell|
|Notes||A classified advert found in the back of the diary of W.J. Powell for 1918 (also in this collection). This advertises delightful holidays, bracing Knocke... Sea-bathing, golf. Cheap excursions, battlefields, Ypres, Nieuport, Yser...|
Part of a collection relating to Walter H. Powell, Llandrindod Wells, (private / driver M2-267205 Mechanised Transport Army Service Corps). Born 1898, Walter tried to join up under-age on a number of occasions, finally succeeding in 1916. He served many months - (more than 2 years?) - in different army units in Britain, before going over to France. He served as a despatch rider for an anti-aircraft battery in 1918-1919. Walter was gassed suffering the effects all his life. He was a founder member of Toc-H in Llandrindod, and a keen footballer - he died in 1994 aged 96. However Walter's older brothers (Cliff and Percy Powell) and his uncle (Humphrey Powell) died of wounds sustained during the war.
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|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Bryan and Liz Edwards|